Nick Cave is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, writer, and occasional actor who was born in 1957. He is well known for his deep, dark, broody voice and persona and is considered to be one of the key elements in revitalizing the gothic scene in the U.K. during the late eighties. The themes of his work center around elements of death and religion, and Cave has often mentioned how his inspiration often pulls from the Deep American South. Here he has found inspiration in the sound of gospel and blues as well as in the religious imagery that saturates the culture and history of the south. Along with his band, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Cave has managed to write and release over fifteen full studio albums, in addition to the many other soundtracks, scores, and solo albums Cave has created on his own.